Perinatal Health

For Families:

The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) coordinates the programs and benefits, assures that they operate under consistent policy in keeping with the Department’s goals and Federal mandates, and ensures that they are administered effectively and efficiently.

Maine CDC Public Health Nursing (PHN) Public Health Nurses are registered professional nurses, working to improve, preserve, and protect the health and quality of life for all Maine citizens.

Maine Families Home Visiting Programs throughout Maine offer voluntary parent education and family supports for first time families with children aged prenatal through five years. 

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program: WIC is a nutrition program for thousands of Maine families, helping Maine kids to grow up strong and healthy. WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines and up-to-date nutrition research

U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention: online resource for credible health information.

March of Dimes, Maine Chapter works to promote healthy mothers and healthy babies through research and education to reduce infant mortality, and to prevent prematurity and birth defects.  The March of dimes provides information for families and providers.